A cross between Lotus Flower and White Widow, this potent nod to Shabba’s hit ranks as a hard hitter. Sting-a-ling’s very pungent aroma is similar to licorice with a skunk undertone, perhaps due to its Kush heritage.
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Sting-a-Ling has a skunky, earthy aroma with hints of pine as well as licorice-like notes that are pungent to say the least.
This nod to Shabba Rank’s hit song Ting-A-Ling, is an indica that hits as hard as the track. Crossed between Lotus Flower and White Widow, Sting-a-ling’s aroma is earthy and has a hint of pine, but with its Kush heritage there is also a distinct licorice-like note with a skunk undertone that will linger.
To hint on the licorice, we would pair this skunky flower with Sambuca, which is flavored with anise, the herbal spice that is responsible for the flavor of black licorice as well as absinthe, which is actually a fantastic second pairing. The anise in these spirits is derived from aniseed, which has similar flavor to star anise, fennel or licorice, all of which have a similar taste, though none are related. Absinthe is a high-proof spirit and should be handled with care, while Sambuca is traditionally a digestif and consumed after a meal. A personal favorite anise-y digestif is Raki, which is a Turkish dining tradition.
Where The Sting-a-ling Is Grown
Shabba Ranks gave us the hit that inspired Sting-a-ling, which is a hit of an indica strain at 20% THC. Crossed between Lotus Flower and White Widow, this flower is potent and pungent with smooth euphoric effects that are relaxing and blissful.
You’re sure to pick up hints of pine and licorice making this flower earthy with a pungent profile that leans on the skunky side. We’d pair this with an anise-dominant spirit, preferably Absinthe, Sambuca or Raki, the latter two both traditional digestifs.